REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., May 29, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Saba (NASDAQ:SABA), the premier people management software and services provider, today announced the availability of Saba Publisher 7.0, the newest version of its content creation and publishing tool that is seamlessly integrated with the Saba Learning Suite. Saba Publisher 7.0 is easy-to-use and includes new capabilities that let any developer create and publish compelling, media-rich content without the need for advanced programming skills. By making it easy for organizations to create, publish and reuse content, Saba Publisher can help accelerate content delivery time as well as enhance the value of e-learning across an organization.
"The key to keeping learners engaged is through a variety of content that includes stimulating courseware, assessments, surveys, quizzes and more," said A.G. Lambert, vice president of product marketing for Saba. "Saba Publisher makes it easy for subject matter experts and courseware developers to create exciting content, and through a seamless integration with Saba Learning Suite, content can be easily shared and reused, saving time and reducing costs associated with content development."
Saba Publisher provides organizations with an easy way to author and publish professional content that enhances the e-learning experience--including e-learning courses, presentations, assessments, quizzes and surveys. With Saba Publisher, both novice and expert level authors can quickly create professionally designed media-rich content using easy-to-use, drag-and-drop features to incorporate existing text, media and graphics files. Through a tight integration with Saba Content Management, Saba's learning content management system (LCMS), Saba Publisher makes it easy to share content and allow content authors to work together on development projects, and content authors can reuse templates and learning objects easily through access to a shared resource library.
With Saba Publisher, users can also harness the power of community-published recordings from Saba Centra. By using Saba Publisher and Saba Centra together, courseware developers can tap into the knowledge of the community to create the most up-to-date, relevant content possible.
New features in Saba Publisher 7.0 include:
-- Enhanced Flash support - automatically converts and compresses video, audio and animation files for faster content loading
-- Video help agents - provides animated tutorials to get new users up and running quickly
-- Enhanced question and test capabilities - enables faster content delivery
-- Expanded templates - more than 250 templates available and categorized for easy access
-- Content protection - makes it nearly impossible to copy and paste course page content
Saba Publisher Standard Edition 7.0 and Saba Publisher Professional Edition 7.0 are both available now. Saba Publisher 7.0 is available as Saba Publisher Standard Edition and Saba Publisher Professional Edition. Saba Publisher Professional Edition provides users with all of the features found in Saba Publisher Standard Edition, plus an editing suite that includes seven additional tools to enable additional capabilities such as software and Website simulations.
For more information, please visit www.saba.com
Founded in 1997, Saba (NASDAQ:SABA) is the premier global provider of strategic human capital management (HCM) software and services. Saba's people management solutions are used by more than 1,300 organizations and over 17 million end users worldwide. Saba's solutions increase organizational performance by aligning workforce goals with organizational strategy; developing, managing and rewarding their people; and improving collaboration.
Saba product offerings address all aspects of strategic HCM and are available both on-premise and OnDemand (www.saba.com/products). To ensure long-term customer success, our global services capabilities and partnerships provide strategic consulting, comprehensive implementation services, and ongoing worldwide support.
Saba customers include ABN AMRO, Alcatel-Lucent, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, BMW, Caterpillar, CEMEX, Cisco Systems, Daimler, Dell, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, EDS, EMC Corporation, FedEx Kinko's, Insurance Australia Group, Kaiser Permanente, Lockheed Martin, Medtronic, National Australia Bank, Novartis, Petrobras, Procter & Gamble, Renault, Royal Bank of Scotland, Scotiabank, Singapore Ministry of Finance, Sprint, Standard Chartered Bank, Stanford University, Swedbank, Tata Consultancy Services, Wyndham International, Weyerhaeuser, Underwriters Laboratories, and the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy.
Headquartered in Redwood Shores, California, Saba has offices on five continents. For more information, please visit www.saba.com or call +1-877-SABA-101 or +1-650-779-2791.
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